Several casualties after van is driven into pedestrians in north London

Several casualties after van is driven into pedestrians in north London
By Tokunbo Salako with REUTERS
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Police attend reports of several casualties after a van was driven into pedestrians in North East London

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London’s Metropolitan Police have been called to an incident near Finsbury Park mosque.

Latest updates on the incident here

A van is said to have been driven into pedestrians. Police report several casualties and one arrest.

It is unclear whether the incident is terror related but armed police are at the scene and pictures posted on social media show more than a dozen emergency in attendance.

BREAKING: Reports of a van knocking over more than 10 people near #FinsburyPark mosque in London, police everywhere. pic.twitter.com/Hpjfbxax1s

— Today’sLoop (@TodaysLoop) June 19, 2017

#FinsburyPark lots of Ldn_Ambulance</a> on scene treating injured <br>Reports of 7 injured including 3 serious <a href="https://t.co/8W3N9Gh5Zk">pic.twitter.com/8W3N9Gh5Zk</a></p>— London 999 Feed (999London) June 19, 2017

Our thoughts and prayers with those who got injured and effected by this cowardly attack in Finsbury Park area, many casualties in the floor

— Mohammed Kozbar (@KozbarM) June 19, 2017

The UK is on high alert since two recent deadly terror attacks – one at Manchester Arena when a suicide bomber blew himself up at an Ariana Grande concert last month, killing 22 people and injuring more than 100 others.
On June 3, a van ploughed into people on London Bridge and three assailants attacked and fatally stabbed several people at nearby Borough Market.

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